Our family has a 7 month old puppy named Lola (pic)
. We bought her from a breeder at around 3.5 months of age because someone else had returned her to the breeder unable to care for her.
She is a major land shark. She runs around and will nip at our children (9, 2 and 1). She also seems to run into them like bowling pins, though I suspect this is mere clumsiness. We have purchased a Baskerville Ultra Muzzle which she will begrudgingly wear, but she seems to make up for it by running at the kids.
Regarding her land sharking: She will not bite me, but she will nip at my wife and son's(9 year old) ankles. She has a crate to retire to in our living room if the kids start bothering her too much, but up until we purchased the muzzle, she wasn't allowed to roam as freely as she was when we first got her.
Another issue we've is what seems like screaming. If she is in the crate at night, sometimes she will whelp/scream for long periods of time. The only other times she seems to do this are on walks. My wife walks her several miles per day with the jogging stroller(with the 2 and 1 year olds inside). When we go walking in the neighborhood or at the dog park, she starts to whelp and cry if my wife takes the stroller more than about 10 ft away. I can let her go off of the leash at the park and she will bolt for the stroller and continue to walk with it. I don't take this behavior as a negative as I realize why it's happening, but I was looking for some pointers on how to help her get used to this, aside from just doing it little by little to get her used to it.
More info: At the dog park, she gets along with almost all dogs. She attempted to approach one yesterday and it attacked her because it being territorial over it's ball. When attacked by the much larger dog, she immediately went down into submissive mode(which makes sense as she's just a baby). She has not bitten or done anything aside from smelling the many smells instead of coming when called. She doesn't run from us to keep from getting put back on the leash, but if she's intently smelling a pee soaked tree, she will not come.